I've had long hair as long as I can remember. And even when I did cut my hair short, I always knew I'd grow it out again.

With all my health stuff, maintaining my hair has been difficult. I simply hurt too much to care for my hair the way I want to sooo.... I cut it! Only with the knowledge that *this time * it would probably stay short.

At first I was really sad. It felt like I was giving in or accepting defeat, when I realised this isn't a surrender to my symptoms, this is me fighting back!

I REFUSE to feel beaten down by MS or Fibro and I WILL be grateful for the life I've been given. I WILL actively look for beauty in the people and world around me.

Today I CHOOSE joy. ❤️

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